WHAT'S FACT AND WHAT'S FICTION ?

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding constipation and the use of laxatives. What’s true? What’s not? Here we debunk the most common myths.

1 EATING MORE FIBRE CAN HELP PREVENT CONSTIPATION

2 NOT GETTING ENOUGH EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOU CONSTIPATED

3 BEING CONSTIPATED CAUSES TOXINS TO BUILD UP IN YOUR BODY

4 CONSTIPATION CAN LEAD TO BOWEL CANCER

5 WOMEN GET CONSTIPATED BEFORE THEIR PERIOD

6 WOMEN GET CONSTIPATED WHEN THEY ARE PREGNANT

7 IT'S POSSIBLE TO BECOME DEPENDENT ON LAXATIVES

8 USING LAXATIVES CAN LEAD TO 'REBOUND CONSTIPATION'

9 LAXATIVES ARE ADDICTIVE

10 LAXATIVES HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS